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Readings in Drama

Course NumberLIT 223W
Credits3
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition II course or instructor permission. Studies historical and popular American, British and other plays. Examines the effects of drama on both American, British and other cultures. (45-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Relate the history of drama and current trends in the dramatic arts.
Objectives:
  1. Identify elements of drama.
  2. Identify the social context of drama.
  3. Analyze themes of representative plays.

Identify requirements of producing and performing for stage, film and television.
Objectives:
  1. Evaluate the influence of drama on media.
  2. Draw parallels between characters in plays and students' personal lives.
  3. Draw parallels between conflicts in plays and students' personal lives.

Develop critical perspective on dramatic productions and performances.
Objectives:
  1. Analyze drama productions and performances
  2. Discuss the value of plays.

Participate in "writing to learn" activities.
Objectives:
  1. Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  2. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  3. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.




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